Maureen Quin

– Master Sculptor –

Decades of Sculptural Excellence

Horned Bird Woman Sitting on Long Legged Chair

Combining the human, animal and chairs continues the theme of our interdependence in Maureen Quin’s bronze sculptures: the chair becoming a symbol of progress, of power. Although the shape of the chair is European, the figures’ legs remind us of the praying mantis, an insect central to much of African mythology.

Year: 1988
Edition: 6
Medium: Bronze
Size: H 310 x W 130 x L 250 mm
Base Size: H 60 x W 160 x L 130 mm



Post Paris

“It may have been expected that after her stay at the Cite des Arts in Paris, 1987, Maureen Quin would work in the manner of the Grand Master of Western tradition, Rodin. Instead, Maureen Quin discovered her African roots; her bronze sculptures became savage, shocking, even crude in its strong attenuations and harsh contrast of forms. The figures are part human – part insect. There is no dividing line between man and nature. And it is the harsh nature that is Africa” Deon Lemmer.